Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dendroica coronata
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"Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler
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"Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler

Description: An abundant, large warbler with a distinct yellow rump and white tail spots. The Eastern "Myrtle Warbler" has a white throat, while the western "Audubon’s Warbler" has a yellow. The "Myrtle Warbler" has a dark auricular patch and white supercilium. Breast has variable amount of black streaks with yellow flanks.
The "Audubon’s Warbler" has bluish gray head, broken eye-ring, and black chest and sides with yellow on flanks.

Song: A variable slow warble. In “Audubon’s,” rises or falls towards the end; in “Myrtle’s,” a more musical trill.

Produced by: Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

Distribution: Breeds in mixed coniferous from interior Alaska across Canada and the Great Lakes Region, through New England and into the mid-Atlantic States.

Winters coastal to Nova Scotia and throughout the mid-Atlantic and South in the East, and winters in coastal Washington south through California in the West.

An early spring migrant Yellow-rumped Warblers arrive at their breeding grounds by late April.

Status: BBS trends indicate that the "Myrtle Warbler" numbers are increasing throughout its range, while "Audubon’s Warbler" populations are stable.

Breeding Bird Survey
"Myrtle" Yellow-rumped Warbler
Breeding Bird Survey
"Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler

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